The Very Reverend David Allard duPlantier ~ Chair
The Very Reverend David Allard duPlantier has served Christ Church Cathedral since 2002 as the 13th Dean and 27th Rector. Dean duPlantier devotes his time to the Executive Board of the Diocese of Louisiana, the Jeremiah interfaith ministry, the conference of North American Cathedral Deans, the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, the Diocesan Rebuilding Committee, the Spafford Children’s Center and Anglican ministry in the Middle East. He is a graduate of Miami University and The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.
The Reverend Richard Brooks Easterling
Father Richard Easterling is the Rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church, situated in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans. He also serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of Louisiana and is Superior of the New Orleans Ward of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. Prior to his call as Rector in 2013, he taught for 7 years as Chaplain and Department Chair of Religion and Pastoral Care at Trinity Episcopal School on Jackson Avenue while also serving as Interim Rector for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of New Orleans and Christ Episcopal Church of Slidell. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Louisiana State University and earned a Masters of Divinity at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.
Ashley Aubrey Harrison
Ashley Aubrey Harrison is an Assistant Vice President and the Community Affairs Representative for Whitney Bank in New Orleans. In this role Ms. Harrison develops and manages partnerships with community organizations, government entities, and nonprofits to foster community development efforts throughout the bank’s 5 state footprint. Prior to Whitney her work at Whitney, Ms. Harrison served as the Community Development Manager at ASI Federal Credit Union and oversaw the programming and operations of their nonprofit arm, A Shared Initiative, Inc. Ms. Harrison earned her Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans and is also a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science. Ms. Harrison volunteers on a number of boards and committees in the New Orleans area.
Lucas is a pre-doctoral fellow in the City, Culture & Community program at Tulane University. He began his career in the non-profit sector as a professional fundraiser from 2000-07. In 2007, he co-founded Puentes New Orleans, a Latino serving community development organization. In 2011, he headed up the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office for the City of New Orleans, from which he resigned in August 2013 to pursue his PhD. Across these experiences, he has focused on implementing strategies that build inclusive communities.
Rick Mithun is the owner of Master Builders and Contractors and Midwest Properties. Post Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Mithun used his skills as an experienced contractor and property manager to help rebuild New Orleans. Through his efforts, Mr. Mithun developed and offers 162 affordable housing properties located throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. Current projects include a 70 unit scattered-site development in Avoyelles Parish, LA. These affordable houses will be offered as lease purchases.
Mr. Mithun obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1995 from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. He is a graduate of Regis University from which he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Bachelors of Science in Economics in 1984.
Ivens Robinson retired as President of Robinson Lumber Co., a family business importing and exporting forest products at the end of 2013. Mr. Robinson has lived in Latin America and traveled worldwide with procurement and sales responsibilities conducting business in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. He served as President of the International Wood Products Association as well as on the Boards of Alerion Bank and Premier Bank of Louisiana, and on Executive Committee of World Trade Center of New Orleans.
Mr. Robinson earned a B.A. from Harvard College and was educated at Harvard Business School as well. He is married and has two grown children.
Jonathan Stewart is a graduate of Tulane University, where he received Bachelor of Science in Management degrees in Business Management and Marketing. He currently works as a State Farm Agent Intern in New Orleans. Jonathan is also a proud homeowner of a new Jericho Road home.
Charmaine P. Davis, CPA, CGMA, CICA
For the past year Ms. Davis has served in the capacity of Special Project Accountant in the Finance Department of Advocates for Arts Based Education (Lusher Charter School). Prior to joining Lusher, Charmaine was the Director of Finance and Administration for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority from December 2008 through February 2012. Through her work at NORA she had the opportunity to work with such programs NSP2, Lot Next Door and O.C. Haley Corridor Economic Development.
Ms. Davis practiced privately as a CPA for 14 years and still continues to practice on a part-time basis. Her practice included auditing primarily in the governmental and nonprofit area; tax consulting and accounting for small and closely held businesses. Ms. Davis started her career in 1987, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, as an auditor with Price Waterhouse in New Orleans. After 4 years of auditing with the international firm, she went to work for an established local minority-owned firm. There she managed the practice’s audit and small business consulting services for 5 years.
Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of CPA’s, Ms. Davis is a member of the following professional organizations: Louisiana State Society of CPA’s (LSCPA), American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the Institute of Internal Controls.
As a wife and mother of 4, Ms. Davis is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, currently resides in Algiers.
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